Every Christmas I plan on making a Buche de Noel.
Every year I chicken out.
How does one roll a cake without it cracking.
I was happy to see that even smitten kitchen had the same issues.
~it’s always nice to know you’re not the only one with kitchen mishaps
Then, I saw Nigella make one, and it looked so easy.
Parchment and butter a jelly roll pan – check
Make vanilla bean cake (I cheated and used Traders Joe’s box mix) – check
Bake @350 for about 20 minutes – check
IMMEDIATELY remove form the oven and roll in a clean kitchen towel – check
Oh my goodness it was actually working
Let cool and unroll so that you can fill it with whipped cream
~2 cups of heavy cream whipped with 1 tsp vanilla
Trouble in kitchen paradise
While my cake rolled so easily
It did not enjoy begin unrolled as much and I got cracks
This was my biggest worry, and you know what…
It’s not that big of a deal.
I pieced it together
Spread on the whipped cream
Rolled it back up
|not pretty but so delicious|
and then I topped it with berries from the garden
I got my strawberry shortcake after all:)